Jim Flaherty, MP Whitby-Oshawa
Jim Flaherty is a third term Member of Parliament for Whitby-Oshawa (Ontario), first elected in 2006. Since then, he has served as Canada's Minister of Finance and Minister Responsible for the Greater Toronto Area. He is a Governor of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. As Minister of Finance, he is also an ex-officio member of all Cabinet Committees.
Previously, from 1995 to 2005, Jim served as the Member of Provincial Parliament for Whitby - Ajax. In Ontario, he served as Deputy Premier, Minister of Finance, Attorney General and Minister of Labour.
He graduated from Princeton University cum laude and Osgoode Hall Law School. He was called to the Bar in Ontario with honours and practised law for more than twenty years before being elected to public office.
Jim is married to Christine Elliott who serves as a Member of Provincial Parliament for the same riding, Whitby-Oshawa. They live in Whitby with their 20-year-old triplet sons.